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Google Books is a Google service providing access to books. Books may be from its modern Google Play book marketplace; or scanned and OCR'd by Google and available because it is in the public domain; or scanned and OCR'd but withheld from public viewing because it is either still in copyright () or was evaluated incorrectly.
Scanned books are shared with HathiTrust. () Books that are incorrectly withheld can be released if disputed. () Bad scans can be reported (for example, if the straightening algorithm produced a wobbly disaster), and they will be fixed if possible (meaning that Google has master scans that are not public). ()
Google Books will challenge you with a classic Captcha if you click on more than one download PDF or EPUB link within a short time frame.
The legacy Google Books viewer (sporadically replaced since 2021 with an inferior "modernized" viewer) has a dropdown menu in the top left and top right for OCR EPUB download (), PDF download, and OCR text view (, top right only).